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How many cases have there been for surgery for

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how many cases have there been for surgery for blepharospasms and how successful have they been. I have a severe case and im thinking about the surgery because the botox injections only last a couple of weeks in my case.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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I am not sure on the number of surgical cases for blepharospasm worldwide, however I do know it is an accepted, if not always successful, approach to this difficult problem.

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Here is an excellent article on your condition:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_twitch

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Dr. Anderson and Associates are considered to be very knowledgeable in this surgical treatment. Here is a link to an article he wrote some time ago:

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http://www.blepharospasm.org/1999anderson.html

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Here is his contact information:

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Richard L Anderson, MD


Oculoplastic Surgery Inc


1002 E South Temple, STE 308
Center For Facial Appearances
Salt Lake City, UT
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If I was in your shoes I would, if at all possible, try to meet with Dr. Anderson and see what he has to say.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Let me know if there are there any other concerns or issues you would like to discuss on this topic.
The success rates for this type of surgery run in the realm of 80%....but Dr. Anderson would be able to give you his personal, rather extensive, experience with protractor myectomy.